The River Academy Art program emphasizes building art skills while also learning to pay attention to good design and beauty. Students focus on 4 areas: creating, presenting, responding, and connecting to works of art. The creation process begins with an idea that is then developed and refined. Presenting the art requires the student to analyze, select, and refine the work in preparation for display. Responding to art requires self-interpretation, evaluation, and analysis of works. Connecting is the process of expressing discoveries made during personal art creation with other life experiences . In addition to having fun while learning to create art, the ultimate goal of our art program is to help students grow in their knowledge of themselves and God’s world. Below is a sampling of student art (students in grades 1-12 take Art at The River Academy). You can view more works on our Artsonia gallery linked here.